What a beautiful day it was Wednesday; however, not much was taking place on the fishing scene.
When this happens it is difficult to gauge how catches would have been with more anglers on the water. Most of the information we use to pass on to readers comes from anglers who have fished that day or from bait camps that have observed catches coming in.
Looking back on this article from years past, more fishermen were out there in mid-November. While weekdays are almost always much less populated with fishermen, during the flounder run lots of action takes place during the week.
Monday, I was visiting with Johnny Earhart, an avid flounder fisherman, about the smaller than usual number of anglers fishing the Galveston Ship Channel area during mid week and he had his opinion on the situation.
Earhart continues to fish his favorite flounder spots along the channel this month. He feels that a big part of the reason there is less competition for him is the closure of the Galveston Yacht Basin Boat Ramp to the general public.
Earhart used to launch his boat there; however, now he launches at either the ramp next to where the old Fat Boy’s Bait Camp once stood or at Galveston Bait and Tackle. He said that he has visited with others at both locations who choose to fish in closer proximity to those locations rather than make the run to the Cedars and other areas along the Galveston Ship Channel.
Personally, I believe that serious flounder fishermen still will make the run to their favorite spots along the channel. Then, when word is out that the big flounder are running in the channel, we will see hordes of anglers almost bow to bow in boats fishing all of the popular areas.